Originally Posted by Claire
You can also ask that he put a baggie around the can so that so that if it explodes it can be somewhat contained.
There is a trick to quick-colding (I do mean cold, not cool) a can of anything.
Fill a bowl with ice, then with water (you want this to be very icey water). Put in the can. Then spin it for a minute (actually less). I'm not kidding, this will give you an icey cold beverage in less time than a freezer will. Many military men I've known (and I've known more than a few) use this method in hotel rooms when on TDYs when faced with warm beer and an ice maker. I'm sure there is a science behind it (centrifigal force?) but it works faster than freezers or just putting the drink in an ice water bath and waiting.
claire, those work by incresing the surface area of the soda to come in contact with the cold water and ice. by spinning the can, the soda is constantly spreading out against the can, which is being chilled.
also, using water with the ice helps to conduct the heat away from the can.
the baggie idea is great! thanks. someone is always leaving cans in the freezer at work, and never cleans it up.